The Prescription Drug Safety Network is a national coalition committed to empowering Americans with the skills and knowledge to make safe decisions about prescription medications through digital education. Through the support of its private and public sector partners, the Prescription Drug Safety Network aims to make a collective impact through population-level education that reinforces healthy and safe behaviors.
Research-based behaviors methodologies
This self-guided digital learning experience uses interactive content and simulations to equip students with the strategies and best practices to manage and dispose of prescription medications. Based on assessments, learners are more prepared and feel more empowered to make safe and responsible decisions about prescription medication after taking the Prescription Drug Safety course.
In order to make true long-term progress on the opioid crisis, we must start with upstream prevention recommended by the White House Opioid Commission, research-based prevention programming in schools can enable us to better understand the reasons for prescription drug abuse and find a sustainable solution.
Scale & Impact
EVERFI’s learning platform measures student knowledge gain and changes in attitudes and behaviors as a result of going through the program, while also providing a real-time climate survey of adolescent perceptions towards prescription drugs and related behaviors.
Awareness & Communications
Network partners benefit from thought leadership and events, as well as customized community engagement and communications plan driven by their specific objectives. Network awareness is driven by subject matter experts, social strategy, and an annual convening summit. Additionally, tailored marketing assets provided by EVERFI will enable partners to leverage their impact within their communities and desired audiences.
Take a look into the digital approach of the Prescription Drug Safety course.
In this lesson, learners will be taught the fundamentals when it comes to prescription drugs. They will be differentiating the types of prescription drugs and their affects both positively and negatively, and what are the harmful side effects of these drugs.
Science of Addiction
Effective prevention education begins with the facts. Knowing how addiction affects the brain and body can be important for recovery, but more importantly, it can be information that helps students avoid addiction altogether.
Proper usage, storage, and disposal of prescription drugs are critically important to prevention of misuse and abuse. Whether it’s reading a prescription label or properly disposing of unused drugs, this knowledge can help keep individuals and the people around them safe.
Not all prescription drug use is harmful. There are cases where prescription drugs are necessary, however, it is still possible to veer off path. This lesson involved interactive scenarios where students guide characters to the smart choices regarding prescription drug use.
Prescription drugs can be most dangerous when they are unprescribed and just being used recreationally. Through the interactive scenarios in this lesson, students learn how to effectively refuse prescription drugs.
Supporting a Friend
Students recognize warning signs of a friend in trouble, and take concrete steps to help and support them. Students also respond to a situation involving an overdoes and review the most important takeaways from the course.
Join the Network
Bring prevention education to your community by joining the Prescription Drug Safety Network today.
Since the Network’s inception in fall 2017, our founding partners have empowered more than 890,000 students across the US with a digital curriculum that uses research-based strategies to empower young Americans with the skills to make safe and healthy decisions about medications and prescription drug abuse prevention.
If you, or someone you know, may be struggling with substance misuse or abuse, please call SAMHSA’s National Hotline at 1-800-662-4357 or visit DrugAbuse.com’s prescription drug helpline. If you are currently experiencing an overdose, please call 911 immediately.